The Power Of Positive Affirmations

The last year has been a strange and difficult time for all of us, with many big life changes and new routines having to be adapted to quickly. However, something incredibly positive that has come out of it is the increased spotlight on self-care, particularly of our minds. There are countless ways to practice self-care,…

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Helpful Resources for Children with ADHD, Autism and Other Learning Difficulties

Children with learning difficulties and disabilities, like ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Auditory, Sensory and Visual Processing Disorders often find it difficult to concentrate in class. They often have to expend extra energy on activities neuro-typical children are able to carry out without thinking, like sitting still, tuning out playground noise to pay attention to…

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The Seven Different Learning Styles

As is the case with how we understand most things these days, it is believed that people fall somewhere on the spectrum of preference for each of these styles. As an educator, to have the best chances of success with a student, it is important to not only incorporate teaching strategies that accommodate a variety…

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How to Spot Learning Difficulties in your Child

Learning difficulties present in a multitude of different ways and vary wildly from child to child.  There are a plethora of different signs that a child with learning difficulties can display, which change with factors such as age, gender, personality type and, naturally, the type of learning difficulty. Whilst the bad news is that, in…

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What Are The Advantages Of A Private Tutor?

The advantages of a private tutor are: More focussed learning Less time required to learn Quick opportunity to catch up on particular subjects Students become more interested in learning Students gain more confidence, and this can apply to other subjects and their life experiences Queensland School System One of the major advantages of a private tutor…

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Tutoring Help During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Having had school closures and loss of teaching time and other ways that COVID-19 has impacted on our lives we understand these are difficult and uncertain times for our children and their learning. However, Hope Tutoring can help families maintain normality and minimise upheaval in their children’s lives. We can help support parents by offering…

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What is Dyslexia?

There is a great deal of confusion as to what is dyslexia, this the best definition in my opinion. Dyslexia is a complex learning difficulty that varies widely from one individual to another.  However, all students with dyslexia will experience some difficulties with reading, spelling and writing.  Some students may have more difficulty with spelling,…

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How to Help a Child with Dyslexia to Read

Helping Dyslexic Children to Read One of the most apparent symptoms for students with dyslexia is the avoidance of reading.  This is because, for these students, reading is frustrating because of their inability to decode words and make meaning from what is being read.  Therefore, the reading process itself is not enjoyable and who wants to…

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Homeschooling in Australia

How Common Is Homeschooling in Australia? Homeschooling in Australia is growing, there are currently around 20,000 homeschooled students in Australia and the numbers are increasing all the time.  Even more telling is the estimation that there are around another ten thousand students that aren’t registered that are doing homeschooling.  One of the factors that are…

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Helping a Child with Aspergers

Helping a Child with Aspergers to Learn Helping a child with Aspergers to learn requires a sound knowledge of Aspergers and their preferred learning styles as well as how to best manage any social or behavioural challenges. The following blog has been written by Brisbane-based Asperger’s tutor Justin Clark from Hope Tutoring. “What does self-determination mean to…

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Phonics, Spelling & Meaningful Texts

Learning to Spell Phonics refers to the relationships between sounds and the patterns of letters used. However, phonics alone is usually not enough for students to decode words. They need a meaningful context to determine how the phonics works. For example, consider the word ‘lead’. We can see the differences in the following sentence: ‘The…

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